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Midsummer Night's Dream Trivia!
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"A Midsummer Night's Dream" is set in...
In "Pyramus and Thisbe," the play within the play, which actor is told that he may do his lines "extempore, for it is nothing bu roaring?"
Without looking, how is the title of "Midsummer" presented in the "CATALOGVE" at the front of the First Folio?
A Midsummers Night Dreame
A Mid-Summer Nights Dreamme
A Midsomer-Nights Dream
A Midsommer Nights Dreame
Who has the most lines in "A Midsummer Night's Dream?"
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" shares the honor of fewest acts in a Shakespeare play, a total of nine, with two other plays. They are:
"The Taming of the Shrew" and "Titus Andronicus"
"The Tempest" and "The Comedy of Errors"
"The Taming of the Shrew" and "Love's Labour's Lost"
"The Tempest" and "Love's Labour's Lost"
"A Midsummer Night's Dream" may have been Queen Elizabeth I's last play. The Chamberlain's Men performed before her on February 2, 1603. She fell ill later that month and died on March 24th.
That's not a question, just an interesting factoid. Select Yes below and then move on to the next question!
Naturally, being written in the late-16th and early-17th centuries, Shakespeare's plays contain more lines spoken by male characters than by female ones (of course, as originally played, both sets were spoken by men, since women were not permitted to perform in the theater). But, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is in the top 20% of the plays for total number of lines by the female characters. How many womens' lines do you think there are in "Midsummer?"
Between the years 1900 and 2000, how many films have there been based on, adapted from or generally about "A Midsummer Night's Dream?"
What 17th century commentator recorded the following: "we saw 'Midsummer's Night's Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life?"
Titania, Oberon and Puck are among the moons of which planet?
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